The Political and Social Theory of Max Weber

The Political and Social Theory of Max Weber : Collected Essays

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Wolfgang J. Mommsen is one of the foremost Weberian scholars writing today. In this volume, a sequel to his monumental study Max Weber and German Politics , he provides succinct and incisive statements on current developments in the analysis of Webera s work. The book concentrates upon Webera s engagement with political issues and their influence over his more theoretical concepts. Mommsen offers a critical analysis of Webera s notion of democracy and provides a thorough assessment of Webera s views of socialism against the backcloth of German Social more

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  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 18mm | 372g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 074561132X
  • 9780745611327
  • 1,771,087

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Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Politics and Social Theory. 1. Politics and Scholarship: The Two Icons in Max Webers Life. 2. The Antinomical Structure of Max Webera s Political Thought. 3. Max Webera s Theory of Legitimacy Today. Part II: Max Weber on Socialism and Political Radicalism. 4. Capitalism and Socialism: Webera s Dialogue with Marx. 5. Joining the Underdogs? Webera s Critique of the Social Democrats in Wilhelmine Germany. 6. Roberto Michels and Max Weber: Moral Conviction Versus the Politics of Responsibility. Part III: The Development of Max Webera s Theoretical Ideas. 7. Max Weber on Bureaucracy and Bureaucratization: Threat to Liberty and Instrument of Creative Action. 8. Ideal Type and Pure Type: Two Variants of Max Webera s Ideal--typical Method. 9. Rationalization and Myth in Webera s Thought. 10. The Two Dimensions of Social Change in Max Webera s Sociological Theory. Part IV: The Rediscovery of Max Weber. 11. Max Weber in Modern Social Thought. Notes. more

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a This lively, well--written volume is a valuable addition to the literature on Max Weber.a Choice a As an interpreter of Weber, ... Mommsen is of the first rank and this book makes clear the historical dimensions of Webera s thought, the value commitments which underlay it and Webera s pre--eminent position as a theorist of modernity.a ANZJSshow more

About Wolfgang J. Mommsen

Wolfgang Mommsen is the author of numerous works including Max Weber and German Politics: The Age of Bureaucracy and Max Weber and his Contemporaries. He is also editor of the Max Weber more

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